Revolutions

by The Bookshop Band

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Revolutions is a limited edition, bespoke CD album package, individually numbered and printed on an old Heidelberg letterpress. It is the band's third album of 2012, and contains all the songs from Season Three at Mr Bs Emporium. Books written about include Patrick Ness' "A Monster Calls", Amanda Foreman's "A World On Fire", "Fists" & "The Break" by Pietro Grossi, and "Death and the Penguin" & "The Milkman in the Night" by Andrey Kurkov.

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1.
The life and times of Harriet Tubman I’ll meet you in the morning Sang Moses to her company The promised land calls me It’s death or liberty An unknown, rail road, Helped lead her from her home We’ll sing with you, my dear A coded farewell This northern star Took me To a new country This war has brought me To new Liberty So Moses now lived free But thoughts of her, family Which took her back, to the Lost Southern, countries I’ll sing to you we’re told The underground railroad Took the many un-free To their liberty I’ll sing to you we’re told The underground railroad Took the many un-free To their liberty Took the many un-free To their liberty
2.
The Napier Ball (free) 03:36
The Napier Ball North and south will get together It will be quite a show Then a wild rose stands before me I’ll tell you what I know But now we dance together At this last ball Before you run to London Looking for war But our union’s swayed by silver And the words you write Golden coins could drag you under Dressed in cotton for a fight But now we dance together At this last ball Before you run to London Looking for war But now we dance together At this last ball Before you run to London Looking for war
3.
Sit down 03:16
Sit Down We’ll see if things are like you say We’ll see when darkness comes to pass When you’re freed from trials and rise above We’ll see Thank god the barriers were thin Thank god that you were listening They thought that he was here for good Thank god I recall now saying that you didn’t seem that sad Who knew what you had to go through When it ended Well who’s glad? We’ll see if you’re hiding from yourself We’ll see who gathers all the wealth We’ll see what comes to those who pray We’ll see Thank god my eyes have had a shock Thank god you’ve opened up the lock She’s safe a million miles away. Thank god I recall now saying that you didn’t seem that sad Who knew what you had to go through When it ended Well who’s glad? Ooooh , Ooooh , Ooooh, Aaahh We’ll see but only from outside We’ll see who swallows up their pride Sit down if you can find a seat Sit down Who knew what you had to go through When it ended Well who’s glad?
4.
FOR AN ENDING For a sunrise, you know This is not what I Had in mind. I’m… Holding on to you but Now my arms are getting Tired, and my Strength just won’t survive --- For a story, you know This is not what I Thought I’d find The worthy die young and their Killer’s may survive Being nice won’t save you, being Honest means you won’t mind --- Oooh oooh oooh oh For an ending, you know This is not what I Had in mind But for a moment there I held on, then I Let you go, and you Let me go too.
5.
The boxer 02:41
The Boxer Just a young boy standing in the fringes Just a young boy tied to a ridged life A quiet place in the corner Made of structure and sacrifice Just a young boy standing in the fringes Just a young boy tied to a ridged life A quiet place in the corner You wouldn’t look twice You wouldn’t look twice But today he felt strange And today looked aside To follow the winds of change Into another life Of and his words they threw a punch That broke his mothers wrath His will it took a stance That would not be held back Just a young boy standing in the fringes Just a young boy Tied to a ridged life A quiet place in the corner You wouldn’t look twice You wouldn’t look twice Till he found himself in the corner With the world watching him dance Till he found himself in the corner With the world watching him dance From the corner the young boy could see And from the corner the young boy he flew And from the corner of the ing he grew strong fists that Broke the air in two (Instrumental) Just a young boy standing in the fringes Just a young boy tied to a ridged life A quiet place in the corner You wouldn’t look twice You wouldn’t look twice You wouldn’t look twice You wouldn’t look twice
6.
For a long time I’ve played the straight line No danger No stranger. I don’t notice Silent protest Dreams of going east Thoughts of heading west What stops my feet? Then these moments First black as tar Then clear to me As I leave this bar And these memories Of laying down The things that make My world go round Only now can I Step of this train Jump off the bus Run back to us How many times before I change my ways Safety reins Throughout these days Then these moments First black as tar Then clear to me As I leave this bar And these memories Of laying down The things that make My world go round
7.
FORTUNES NEVER KIND I’m the author I want to be I write about beauty And all that’s close to me I’m happy in my home But conscious I’m alone, with more money than I’ve known Yet often now I find That fate will be unkind To all the words I write Seems dangerous next to me My stories tend to read Like obituries So, baby, if you spend Some time with me, well then I’ll write you in the end Then darling would you mind If the love that we had found Was the temporary kind. So darling if we spend Some time together, sure We’ll write ours in the end Write my, write my, write our obituary Thought that we were strange But darling, these days its.. It’s just contemporary Living with you My home becomes a zoo And it’s just not habituary Thank God it’s all in your obituary Thought that we could find a mutual piece of mind But, that was just temporary Darling don’t you find That fortune’s never kind And the future it’s getting scary Every time I write Someone else will die, and it’s not good, it’s obligatory Everything’s confused and I don’t know who’s who, and they Think I’m a mercenary Thank God that’s not in my obituary Thank God it’s right in my obituary Oh, but they didn’t ask me To write my own obituary
8.
Up for work 03:57
Up for work Up for work, cold snow­­­ Like the way it stings My face my fingers, my toes Up for work Say goodbye Don’t look my wife In the eye Up for work Tired from the night before Not quite, ready for the day ahead What will tomorrow bring… In the cold, warm coat Wait to meet him Like the way his smile meets mine In the cold, out the house As the lies build, up I cant, get out In the cold, night air, stranger meets me, Knows my name and.. What will tomorrow bring… x2 And a ladder is leant up Another climb to the next rung And a stranger is giving me a foot up And a friend is giving me a leg A bit of luck A bit of luck A bit of luck What will tomorrow bring… x2 Were all the same as the game turns Were all the same as the game turns And changes were stuck to the edges Getting churned up What will tomorrow bring…

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released June 1, 2012

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The Bookshop Band Bath, UK

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops. They started as a collaboration between a group of musicians in Bath and their local independent bookshop, Mr B's Emporium. Now they are about to go on tour, sponsored by Vintage Books and Independent Booksellers Week, around other bookshops and lit fests. Catch them if you can. Details at www.thebookshopband.co.uk ... more

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